Elon Musk Takes Center Stage on Saturday Night Live

Jason R. Sakurai
by Jason R. Sakurai
elon musk takes center stage on saturday night live

Billionaire Elon Musk will host “Saturday Night Live” on May 8th, the comedy series announced last week. Known for his controversial, biting remarks, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO apparently did not win over any fans among the cast. Cast members were not happy with Musk’s invitation. Social media comments indicated their displeasure.

The self-proclaimed techno king of Tesla, and imperator of Mars, Musk sets Twitter on fire. He clearly enjoyed his role as the Dogefather, a form of digital currency he supports in an SNL skit. Musk tweeted, “Let’s find out just how live Saturday Night Live is,” after the announcement he would be hosting SNL was made.

Tweeting this morning, Musk said, “Other companies spend money on advertising and manipulating public opinion. Tesla focuses on the product. I trust the people.”

Musk said, “We need to have a big permanently occupied base on the moon, and then we’ll build a city on Mars and become a spacefaring civilization. We don’t want to be one of those single planet species, we want to be a multi-planetary species.”

It deflects criticism when two people died in a Tesla although it was unknown if Autopilot was engaged. As noted, 30,000 gallons of water could not put out the battery fire.

Musk countered on April 17th through Tesla Owners Online and his Twitter account by posting Tesla’s Q1 2021 accident data. It said, ‘ In the 1st quarter, we registered one accident for every 4.19 million miles driven in which drivers had Autopilot engaged. For those driving without Autopilot but with our active safety features, we registered one accident for every 2.05 million miles driven. For those driving with Autopilot and without our active safety features, we registered one accident for every 978,000 miles driven. By comparison, NHTSA’s most recent data shows that in the United States there is an automobile crash every 484,000 miles.’

The debate rages on. Is Musk a genius, or is this simply the emperor’s new clothes?

[Images: Tesla]

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  • Akear Akear on May 01, 2021

    Do you think Musk really cares what the C+ comic talent on SNL thinks?

    • Tonycd Tonycd on May 02, 2021

      akear, evidently Musk really does care what the C+ comic talent on SNL thinks, or he wouldn't be so eager to join it. Looks to me like what you're underestimating is the egomaniacal Musk's hunger for attention. There's a thing called Twitter. Take a look at it and you'll see what kind of psychopathic personality you're pumping up here.

  • Dantes_inferno Dantes_inferno on May 03, 2021

    Anyone who triggers the SNL crowd is OK in my book, despite creating a legion of Tesla cultists.

  • TheEndlessEnigma I don't not like it.
  • El scotto Oh Lordy, when you rent a Tesla from Hertz it shows where there are chargers. Most of your hotels that cater to business travelers have chargers. You can also tactfully ask your client if they have chargers available.Just trying to show that charging doesn't take that much thought before the usual herper-derpers arrive and comment.
  • El scotto Will this die a dignified and somber death? Sadly I predict a massive collision between greed, venality, and stupidity to occur. Huge Additional Dealer Markups (ADM)? Of course. Flippers will pay the ADM. Those paying the flippers over the ADM will smugly confirm "they know what they've got". The last owner not realizing that in 20 years their target "Last V-8 Camaro" audience will be between 70 and Dead.Mid-engine Corvette? Just get a Porsche or a Lotus and be done with it. Whatever LS they put in the Camaro might be seen in Silverados which will be sold at a higher profit.Hemi-powered Challengers and Chargers are dead. Well, OK after 18, 484 special editions. Hemi-powered Rams? Not too many buy a second one.Ford will double down on stupidity by raising MSRPs on every Mustang and Ford dealers will ask serious money for a non-serious car. Once Mustangs get expensive enough people will drive performance Japanese and German iron and like it. Three truly sad and ignoble deaths for cars once coveted by the jeans jacket, domestic beer, and Aerosmith t-shirts set.
  • CoastieLenn So the Camaro is getting the axe, the Challenger is belly up, the Charger is also fading out of existence. Maaaaan Michigan better have a game plan on how to inject some soul back into the American carscape. The Mustang and Corvette can't do it on their own. Dark times we're living in, bro's. How long do you think it'll be before the US starts to backpedal on our EV mandates now that the EU has rolled back their ICE bans with synthetic fuel usage?
  • Duke Woolworth We have old school Chevrolet Bolts, only feasible to charge at home because they are so slow. Travel? Fly or rent luxury.